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The Man in the Iron Mask

A stylish swashbuckler from the flamboyant James Whale, with Louis Hayward sharply distinguishing his twin roles, the tyrannical Louis XIV and his identical 'lost' brother. Warren William lends fine support as the fourth musketeer, D'Artagnan, and the film has a fine romantic arc to it, although it hasn't the bizarre wit of the director's most memorable pictures (except perhaps in the bizarre comeuppance that awaits the bad twin when he has to don the iron mask in his turn, and imagines himself strangling to death on his own ever-growing whiskers).

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Whale
Screenwriter: George Bruce
Cast: Louis Hayward
Joan Bennett
Warren William
Joseph Schildkraut
Alan Hale
Walter Kingsford
Bert Roach
Marion Martin
Albert Dekker
Peter Cushing
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